Shipton Bellinger Primary School

Learning and Growing Together

Welcome to Year 4 - Fox Class


                                                                                                                                 Class Teacher  - Mrs J Cheshire

Learning Support Assistants - Mrs R Pope and Mrs S Crofts

Key Information and announcements

 - PE - Tuesday and Thursday afternoons

- Please bring in an empty cereal box from home. This is for our next DT project. 

School Council

Learning Overviews 2023 - 2024


                                                                                     Autumn 1        Autumn 2       Spring 1        Spring 2         Summer 1       Summer 2

Our Weekly News

Week 3 Autumn 1

Another jam packed week filled with learning and many smiles. In Maths, we have continued our work with 4 digit numbers and even made our own routines to say our numbers out loud. We then challenged ourselves to write the same numbers in words.

In English, we have been finishing off our 'Wanted!' poster for the Iron Man, specifically thinking about when to start a new paragraph and working on our handwriting.

We took a deep breath and embarked on our first DT lesson of the term designing our robot arms - this took a lot of patience as we had to remind ourselves how to measure with a ruler. 

Finishing off the week, we took part in our class vote for our new school councilor which will be announced next week! The class did so well staying silent outside the voting booth (Mrs. Holloways office) and were respectful of each classmate who signed up to be a school councilor. 

Week 2 Autumn 1

Wow, how are we on Friday already?! In Maths we have continued working on our place value with 4 digit numbers. This then moved on to rounding to the nearest 100 and 1,000 which we persevered with for three full days.

In English, we have been reminding ourselves of different sentence types and continued reading our class text 'The Iron Man' which has certainly gotten more gripping by the page. The children then worked in pairs to practise writing character dialogue with inverted commas. They then read their work out loud to the class. If you fancy a bit of entertainment, the children loved the inverted commas song just mind it doesn't get stuck in your head for the rest of the week!

We started off our DT unit where they have to design a robotic arm and will begin to construct them within the next week. In PE, we had a fantastic time to our new unit of 'stepping to the beat' and were absolutely exhausted by the end.

Well done for another brilliant week Fox class!

Week 1 Autumn 1

What a fantastic start to the new academic year we have had in year 4! Getting stuck in to English from day one as the children have been gathering vocabulary from our text driver, The Iron Man. The pupils have absolutely loved it so far and beg for me to carry on reading every time I come to the end of a chapter. By the end of the week, we had each written a character description for the iron man which were very impressive for our first week back.

In Maths we have taken a big leap as we are looking at 4 digit numbers. We were able to go outside and work in groups to show the place value of each digit and have worked to represent the numbers which place value coins. 

The class book nook is up and running which has meant I have been able to witness some wonderful quiet book worms coming in to have a read during their lunch break. It is open every Tuesday and Thursday lunch time. 

Overall I have to say that I am so proud of how every single pupil in Fox class have stepped up to the challenge of year 4 so far and have been greeting me with a big smile every morning.